Cheah Sin Chong : THE DECLINE OF MALAYSIAN CHINESE
Cheah Sin Chong, My Nation
Malaysian Chinese are in fast decline – no thanks to the persistent efforts of a devilish party the Democratic Action Party (DAP) in sowing seeds of hatred into the Chinese minds.
The DAP zombies, will of course jump up in rage and hurl profanities at me. Well, I am immune to their daily dose of poisons. One day these DAPigs will self implode with poisons.
The Malaysian Chinese are in fast decline because many of them, precisely the DAPigs do not have the ability to think rationally anymore. Many of them are themselves a product of pampered childhood and they continue this with their own children.
Yes, I am one of the dotting parents – loving and pampering my own children so much – and that’s why I am also worried whether this is the right parenting. So I have to occasionally steer them on the right path. I put up our National Flag from the window of my master bedroom for the first time in 23 years we have stayed in our main home, because I felt the urgency to do it, to show my children a glimpse of patriotism. Whether they will listen or follow me is a very individual thing, but at least I know I have done the right thing.
I do not wish to delve into a philosophical and long-winded discourse into why I feel the Malaysian Chinese is in fast decline – in practically every front.
I only need to give you a few recent normal conversations I had with my own Chinese.
1. A woman: “Oh, the Bersih 4.0 Rally reminds me of those student rallies in Shanghai in the 1940s, carrying banners and placards. They marched bravely on the streets!”
Me: “Please, those are anti-Japanese marchers. They are true patriots. Bersih 4.0 is NOT. They are out to shame our country. Got it?
2. The Parenting Network (Facebook), one woman (and many like her): “Imported milk prices have gone up so high because of GST and our falling Ringgit…I have to give starch to feed my children!”
This Parenting Network in which I had recently left seems to me to be used as a subtle front for anti-government postings and comments.
Me: I feel today’s Chinese parents especially those in their late 20s right up to 40s (all young enough to be my children), complain over every little things.
During my late mother’s time, there was no such thing as imported milk. There was no cooking gas and during my early childhood, I saw her using wood and charcoal to cook. She sweated to make the charcoal burn. She also has to slit the chicken’s neck to let the blood ooze out, coagulate the chicken blood for food and she also has to boil the chicken to pluck the feathers. You can imagine when she was a child, the kind of life she led. Yet she lived up to the age of 90.
Today, many Chinese with dual income and many earning good salary/income still complain. They complain of this and that and curse the government. They are angry with GST but yet they drive new, expensive cars and buy RM800,000 to over RM1 million homes and yes deep in debts.
They readily condemn the government school and education system and worship the international school system, and of course, they have to pay expensively for it. Then when their budget is tight despite earning six figure income, they blame the government.
Why, because they cannot practice discipline, and personal financing well. I am a retiree, and not earning anything. Yet, I still have saved enough to treat my family at least twice a month to good meals at five-star hotels. Why? I manage my finances well, I am debt free and I live below my means. My EPF dividends which I do not even take out but allow it to accumulate, is earning me more than some general managers earn in a year.
Although I have been a salary worker all my life and not even in management position, I do not buy new, expensive cars. I owned only one brand new car, a Proton Iswara (now sold) my entire adult life. I drive second hand cars and I buy my first home only at age 37. I had suffered hard times but I don’t complain the way the Chinese do these days. I practised deferred gratification.
Many of today’s Chinese only read thrash news, mainly propaganda from the DAP and yes, those Bullshit books by my former schoolmate Kee Thuan Chye and already think they are so well read.
3. This brings me to my former schoolmate Kee Thuan Chye.
He is very good with his pen. A prolific writer. In fact, many of his points and very sarcastic remarks hit bullseye and perhaps that’s why his book sell like hot cakes. I wish him luck.
But there was this incident on my OldFreees70/72 blog that infuriated me. You see, I had even gone to his book launching and autographing ceremony at Borders, Gardens Mall with my family to give him moral support.
Although I know his anti-government sentiments, I put that aside to show him support as an old Free (Penang Free School). Yet, later in the OldFrees70/72 blog, just because I differ in opinion, he called me an Umno cybertrooper. I don’t mind if it comes from those zombies, but I felt deeply wounded that he insulted me in front of my own fellow Old Frees on the Internet.
He is no longer a friend. In fact, I took his autographed book – No more Bullshit please, we are all Malaysians – that I bought and for the first time, burnt it outside my garden. I love books and will never burn books but because of this guy, I did the unthinkable.
So yes, he is one Chinese who has declined in my eyes.
4. A wealthy Chinese woman who earns millions wanted to take part in Bersih 4.0 Rally. She owns dozens of franchised retail outlets. Despite making good because of our nation’s peace and stability, and despite that she is well travelled, intelligent, a socialite etc, she cannot even differentiate between patriotism, loyalty and political views.
Her husband worried that she would take part quickly flew her off overseas. Another example of Chinese “decline” in mentality.